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White-masked Antbird Extension - 4 Days

White-masked Antbird Extension

This 4-day tour extension to the Marvellous Spatuletail trip which travels to San Lorenzo. Apart from the White-masked Antbird, there are a large number of rare species at this seldom visited but highly productive area.

Day 1
Day 1 - Tarapota - Yurimaguas, Tunnel Area and ACONABIKH Reserve

We drive from Tarapota to Yurimaguas through the tunnel area, which is a classic site to see the Dotted Tanager, Purplish Euphonia and Blackish Pewee. The area is also good for Wattled Guan, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Cliff Flycatcher and Tanager flocks.

At km 24.5 we leave the roadside to bird at the ACONABIKH reserve and enjoy one of Kolibri Expeditions famous field lunches. At the bird feeders we will look for the rare, endemic Koepcke’s Hermit and the Gould’s Jewelfront, among many other hummingbird species

Nearby, there has recently been a roost for the Long-tailed Potoo. On the trail to the Golden-headed Manakin lek, we may find an army antswarm with Hairy-crested Antbird and White-plumed Antbird feeding, and also Long-tailed Potoo. In the afternoon we continue to Yurimaguas for an overnight stay.

Day 2
Day 2 - Flight From Yurimaguas to San Lorenzo

Early flight to San Lorenzo, arriving before lunch and bird for the rest of the day looking for White-masked Antbird and Black-necked Red-Cotinga among other rareities.

Lodging in San Lorenzo is basic.

Day 3
Day 3 - San Lorenzo

All day at San Lorenzo. We may need to find an antswarm to get our target and possibly use playback.

Other targets include: Green-tailed Goldenthroat, White-eared Jacamar, Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Short-billed Leaftosser, Three-striped Flycatcher, Black-necked Red-Cotinga and Western Striped and White-crowned Manakins.

If time permits, we may take a boat trip looking for river island specialities.Basic lodging at San Lorenzo.

Day 4
Day 4 - Flight to Yurimaguas and travel to Bellavista

Midmorning we return to Yurimaguas and drive via the tunnel area to Tarapoto. If you wish, contntinue with our 5 day Marvelous Spatuletail and Owlet twitch or to Bellavista, 2 hours south of Tarapoto for the Scarlet-banded Barbet.

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  1. Outstanding in-country knowledge
    Marcel Holyoak07 Dec 2017







    Gunnar has outstanding knowledge of Peru, has decent vehicles and uses good local guides. HIs connections to local conservation are also outstanding. Kollibri can accommodate budget travelers and higher end travelers who want a good level of comfort. Their flexibility with schedules is also notable. Conditions are often quite changeable in Peru but Gunnar is expedient in resolving unforeseen problems. I've done 3 tours and will do at least one more when time permits.

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USD1,160 / per person
This tour is operated by: Kolibri Expeditions

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